Provider Profile: Meet April Vargus

August 5, 2014 —

April Vargus, PA-CName:
April Vargus, M.S.P.A.S., PA-C

Title:
Physician Assistant

Clinic:
Family Medicine Clinic

Undergraduate School:
Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Medical School:
Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

Additional Degrees/Training:
Academic Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

What Attracted Me to Medicine:
The ability to make a difference in someone’s life and really feel like you can help them live a better life.

Specialties:

  • Women’s Health
  • Dermatology

Conditions I Treat:

  • Preventative health maintenance/physical exams
  • Urgent care issues
  • Care of chronic conditions (with referrals provided as needed).
  • Women’s health issues

How My Expertise Can Benefit Patients:
I am experienced and extremely knowledgeable in the areas of preconception counseling, STIs, contraception, urinary incontinence, obstetrics, breast issues and melanoma. I can provide extensive patient education and treatment options.

How I Spend My Free Time:
I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, whether it’s swimming, biking, walking, hiking or just playing with my children at the park.

Fun Fact:
I lived and practiced in California, Hawaii and South Carolina prior to returning to my alma mater.

Health Advice to Live By:
Accept help whenever it is offered and do not be afraid to ask for help, because additional stress is never a good thing for your body or mind.


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